Samuel Fried was born in 1983 in Baden. He studied in Berne, Lausanne and Brussels with Tomasz Herbut, Brigitte Meyer and Aleksandar Madzar and has since won many competitions, among them, the European Mendelssohn Competition and the Prix Suisse of the Suisa Foundation. Furthermore, he holds the title of «Young Steinway Artist». In 2009 he co-founded the Arte Animi pianoduo, in 2010 ensemble proton bern
as well as in 2011 the performance-collective Fluoressenz. Samuel Fried gives concerts on the modern grand piano, fortepiano, harpsichord and the clavichord and maintains a performing knowledge of a number of electronic keyboard instruments. As a sound artist, pianist or performer he has appeared at New York's Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Mariinsky Hall in St. Petersburg, Tonhalle Zurich and Kulturcasino in Berne.